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@tomosaigon Golang uses capitalization to specify if a member is public or private. To make something public you have to start its name with a capital letter.

@ataraxia937 @Twelve I have used, godaddy, and Google. Gandi is my go-to nowadays.

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@tjb @rage you can't log in using one account on multiple instances. Instead you can interact with posts on other instances using your account on this instance.

It's like email: you can't log in to Outlook using a Gmail account, but you can interact with people using Outlook using a Gmail account. That's awesome! I have a lot of accounts that I registered using my gmail. Did you manage to move accounts that you still want to a new email?

The Free Software movement is a political movement to get political out of software

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We need to defeat this bizzare cognative dissonance people face when they have to re-evaluate the place email holds in their mind. It's not some useless relic of the last generation to cast off in the course of chasing the shiny new.


- Federated
- Decentralized
- Built with open standards
- Fault tolerant
- Enjoys a wide variety of open-source clients & servers
- Has widely available implementations for almost every programming language
- Already being used for software development at scales greater than GitHub-style development has ever dreamed of

"Email? Yuck"

Screw that noise. Set aside your preconceptions and look at email for what it is. The things that make you "yuck" about email are more related to the bastardization of email *software* by corporate interests like Google and Microsoft, and have next to nothing to do with email itself.

@greypilgrim if they just wanted to have extra security, they could have just put a fingerprint scanner on it and called it a day. Instead they are trying to collect as much data as they can.

Saying you get free games with {Xbox Live, Playstation Plus} is like saying you get free movies with a Netflix subscription.

@Twelve if you don't plan to use it as a laptop again, it doesnt really matter if you wear out the battery. It can be nice to use it because if your power goes out, the server doesn't have to reboot. It can just reconnect to the internet when it becomes available again.

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Holy crap, google is apparently taking down all/most fediverse apps from google play on the grounds that that some servers in the fediverse engage in hate speech. At least three apps I know of anyway and I'd imagine the others will follow soon under the exact same reasoning.} Seems to be the case with Husky, Fedilab, and "subway" tooter.

this is a scary precedent if google play is going to ban any apps that can in any way be used to access content with hate speech. So what about a forum client, do they take that down just because there is a forum somewhere on the internet posting hate speech?

This is particularly worrisome because for most people Google Play is the only way they understand to install apps at all.

Picture attached of one of the notices received by fedilab.

@fedilab @tateisu #fediverse #mastoadmin #freespeech #censorship

@Twelve Honestly I just ran a Minecraft PE server on it and connected. That was enough to max out the CPU on my Raspberry Pi, and then I just used this command to get the temp:

cat /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone0/temp

There are definitely better ways to do it, I just wanted something basic.

@Twelve I played around with a USB fan with my Raspberry Pi, and it was surprisingly good at keeping it cool under high loads.

It definitely isn't quiet, but maybe it could be a solution if you don't find anything else.

@dajbelshaw even if I didn't have the expertise to audit the software, the option would still be available. I cannot audit my bankers at all. No amount of expertise would enable me to do that (legally at least).

@dajbelshaw most of the points that they make against "Blockchain" are actually against *Proof-of-Work*. They talk about how it requires you to trust miners, which is *not* a property of Blockchain; it is a property of Proof-of-Work.

Also, here is another quote from the article:

"Would you rather trust a human legal system or the details of some computer code you don’t have the expertise to audit?"

Most definitely the latter, because I *can* audit it.

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